In particular, I found that the pressure input for the Mixer brush's "mix" slider was the reverse of what I thought it should be, but the ability to customize the input curves for all parameters would create many new ways to use the brush tool. These curves could also be used to control exactly how much force on the pen is needed, allowing artists to work at a comfortable level of pressure and still enjoy the full range of input. This would greatly enhance the entire painting experience! Thanks!
This would eliminate so much frustration wrestling to get brushes to do what I want them to. I frequently want very different sensitivity curves on different aspects- sometimes even reversed from what the programmers at adobe apparently consider to be the only way anyone would ever want it to work.
At the moment, only hours of tinkering with strange dual-brush/texture combinations can even come close to mimicking the functionallity this would allow me to set up in a matter of seconds.
I've actually been trying to find a python script that does almost exactly what you describe here for ages, and never been able to find one- I've been considering learning python scripting just to be able to fix the problem myself. XD
I want to see this added, like, yesterday.
I've been using pen tilt to compensate but it's pretty wacko.
My point is, this is a really make-or break feature for me. I got a Surface Pro 3 because I can't afford a Cintiq yet, and while it certainly is more convenient to use than my old brick of a laptop, it can be really hard to get the pressure heavy enough. I have to use a lot of force (which causes the screen to freak out a little) just to get, for example, a heavy opacity when it's controlled by pen pressure. This is fixable with MS's customized curves; all I have to do is pull the point at which max output is applied to a lower input level. You can also control the curves for and have almost any setting controlled by any combination of angle, velocity, and of course, pressure, among a few others.
Photoshop really, really needs to get on the ball with this. I haven't seen many improvements to the brush customization options in years, and that's depressing. Please, please take a page out of Smith Micro's book and let us painters use your software without all this fuss. Once I hear about such improvements, I'll start subscribing to CC so I can use it on my Surface. Until then, I'll have to stick to Manga Studio. :(
unbelievable. 6 years ago, Matthew very precisely pointed out the mayor deficiencies
of the mixer-brush tool. Specifically, the inverted mix-pressure response is
making me move away from photoshop. I’ve had enough.
I quite often found myself puzzled at how I couldn’t make it work the way I needed it to. A revelation for me: CloverPaint, a neat drawing App for Android which works fantastically on a dated Cintiq Companion Hybrid and has a fantastic brush engine working smoothly on a tablet with only 2 GB of RAM. How can this be? A very sad situation.
Adobe doesn't seem to see the incentive to improving Photoshop for digital painters. How annoying. From a professional’s viewpoint: Adobe makes money by selling tools to enable efficiency. By not solving this problem Adobe has cost me hours upon hours trying to find a workaround and in the end working with tools which do not behave like I’d want them to and thus taking longer in the completion of those projects. Adobe thus is costing me money.
Matthew, thanks for the great original post. Wish I'd found it much earlier.